Suri is the softest of alpaca fibres and will drape elegantly around the body – it is very light, but warmer than wool, so even though this shrug is extra fine, you will feel comfortable on those cool days and chilly nights.
Handwoven with a warp (those threads tensioned on the loom) of merino grown and processed in NSW and the weft (those threads we weave through the warp) our fine suri alpaca yarn, both are naturally dyed a rich brick red, but seperately before weaving, so the colour blends and changes subtly throughout the weave. Along the length is added lengths of fine silk fabric. This detail can be worn either along the top or as the hemline. Shrugs are ideal when you need to take the chill off your neck and shoulders, adding elegance to a summery evening dress. Should your neck get extra cold, scrunch it together along the length and wear it as a scarf. It is a soft, lightweight and versatile piece.
Our alpaca products are truely sustainable with all fibre coming from our own herd. We clean the fleece of vegetable matter and select the best of the locks. Due to the fragile nature of the suri fibre we then send it to a local small scale mill, just a couple hundred kilometres away. Once they have cleaned, carded and spun it into the fine yarn, it is returned to us. We then weave this luxurious yarn as is, in its natural colour, or we gently dye it ourselves, using either natural or gentle non toxic dyes.
Alpaca fibre is resilient and this shawl will keep its shape and softness for years.
Should you need to wash it, do so by hand only, in warm soapy water, agitating as little as possible. Squeeze out excess water by folding it in a towel and pressing down. Do not wring. Dry laid out flat. Not to be tumble dried. Iron with a cool iron, protecting it with a cotton or linen tea towel.